As part of Green Game Jam 2022, Ubisoft will be one of several studios leading the effort to advance the fight against climate change with special in-game events.
Green Game Jam was created in 2020 by Playing for the Planet, a United Nations-led initiative that aims to “inspire young people to learn and care for the environment” by collaborating with the gaming industry working together.
In addition to selling an in-game tree-themed charity item for the Brawlhalla World Tree Initiative and an exclusive charity pack in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, two other Ubisoft titles will soon be offering players some dramatic “activations”.
Riders Republic, Ubisoft’s arcade-style extreme sports sandbox released last October, invites players to band together to prevent Sequoia National Park from burning down unannounced in-game.
“We will encourage strategies to reduce the frequency and size of wildfires and to have an emotional impact on players regarding the consequences of wildfires,” wrote Ubisoft Gameplay Director Boris Maniora. “The live event will not be proactively announced to players. Instead, upon launching the game, they are immediately immersed in the aftermath of wildfires at the edge of the map.”
Some specific details shared about the Riders Republic event were:
The Riders Republic event, which scooped the Media’s Choice Award for Green Game Jam 2022, is set to take place later this year or early 2023.
Another in-game climate change event that Ubisoft has been working on is Skull and Bones, the studio’s long-awaited pirate adventure title.
“Our first activation will address resource exploitation,” wrote Wong Yi, Senior Gameplay Programmer at Ubisoft Singapore, “showing what happens in the game world and in the real world when demand for shark fins leads to shark overfishing . Players have the choice to help protect marine wildlife and understand the destructive nature of the shark fin trade.
“Similar to our current societal challenges, changes must be collaborative, raise awareness and encourage others to learn from and consider additional environmental causes that require attention.”
This in-game activation counts as one of the seasonal live events in Skull and Bones. As players contribute to the community challenges, rewards will be unlocked for all players based on their overall level of participation.
In addition, Yi announced Ubisoft’s plans to work with marine conservation NGOs “to show players that their in-game actions can have a meaningful impact on the oceans that inspired their game world.”
“We hope this motivates our players even more to participate in real-world community challenges that reward humanity.”
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